Daylin Leach’s awesome week in fight for Northeast Philly seat

Daylin Leach’s awesome week in fight for Northeast Philly seat

Leach interviewed by a cool dude. (Photo: Hempland Security) The week after State Sen. Daylin Leach held a hearing on legalizing a form of medical cannabis for human consumption in Pennsylvania, his campaign is raking in the endorsements. Earlier today, the liberal Montgomery County politician won a four-way vote of MoveOn.org members in his run for Pennsylvania’s...

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WATCH: The Panic Hour hit the Wing Bowl

We thought there was nothing left to say about the Wing Bowl. It’s gross, it’s stupid, it’s terrible, whatever. But then N.A. Poe and other members of comedy/media troupe The Panic Hour woke up early as hell, took the subway to South Philly, and had themselves a look, asking drunk attendees questions like, “Bigger hero: Bradley Manning or Peyton Manning?”...

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Greater Philadelphia Hunger Coalition responds to food stamp cuts

Greater Philadelphia Hunger Coalition responds to food stamp cuts

The U.S. Senate passed a long-stalled farm bill on Tuesday that will reduce food stamp benefits to the poor by $8.6 billion, affecting 850,000 American households—175,000 of which are in Pennsylvania. Does that number sound disproportionate? That’s because the cuts are spread across just 15 states, and while they’re not as severe as the cuts originally...

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Here are your new SEPTA El seats

Here are your new SEPTA El seats

Plan Philly reported last month that the Market Frankford El cars were about to get “an interior facelift.” That included replacing the blue fabric upholstery seats with fiberglass seat panels. And if the above picture, and my ride home on Tuesday, is any indication, they’re sort of here! As per to PP: Unlike the current seats, which stain easily and...

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Democratic Governor candidates meet in Philly to discuss economy

Democratic Governor candidates meet in Philly to discuss economy

When Pennsylvania Democrats hit the ballot box in May, they may have the choice of seven candidates for governor. All those candidates have the same basic goal: To undo the mess Gov. Corbett has apparently created in the commonwealth. How they’d go about doing it is where they differ, slightly. On Tuesday morning, five of those candidates met up at WHYY...

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How campaign finance reform could change Pennsylvania’s Gov primary

How campaign finance reform could change Pennsylvania’s Gov primary

Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial candidates Gubernatorial candidate John Hanger’s money message has been pretty consistent. He’s for campaign finance reform in Pennsylvania, says big money ruins politics, and more less understands that his so-called “People’s Campaign” isn’t going to out-raise statewide money behemoths like opponents Allyson...

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PA lawmaker goes ‘off the cliff of rationality’ with legal discrimination idea, says professor

PA lawmaker goes ‘off the cliff of rationality’ with legal discrimination idea, says professor

Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-Lancaster) You know what our lives are missing? The chance to discriminate against people we don’t like. That’s at least what one Pennsylvania lawmaker seems to think, and he’s gone so far as to float legislation which would return Pennsylvania to a pre-Civil Rights Act era. The Philadelphia Daily News recently reported...

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Could a Penn State climate scientist obliterate The National Review?

Could a Penn State climate scientist obliterate The National Review?

Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann is getting ready to take part in an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit in a few weeks, but for now, he’s making headlines over a lawsuit he brought to the conservative National Review in 2012, which some are now saying could spell an end to the magazine for good. Called a “climate crusader,” Mann became somewhat...

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Philly Democrats preempt Corbett budget by outlining priorities

Philly Democrats preempt Corbett budget by outlining priorities

On Thursday morning, Philadelphia’s delegation to the Pennsylvania Senate spoke about their budget proposals for the next fiscal year, calling for a $300 million increase in education funding. Just 23 percent of voters believe Gov. Tom Corbett deserves a second term, but they still need to take on another budget he signs, which the governor plans to outline...

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PA pols use State Of The Union speech to take shots at each other

PA pols use State Of The Union speech to take shots at each other

An opposition reaction to the president’s State of the Union speech isn’t new, and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) largely came through with one for her party last night. But moreso than ever, politicians have provided their Twitter followers, email subscribers, and, really, anyone in the general vicinity of their person, with an additional partisan...

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